WWE today announced a landmark deal in Chia, with an exclusive multi-year content distribution agreement with PPTV. the return of a WWE live event to Shanghai, and the first-ever Chinese talent signed to a developmental contract.
The historic announcements were made today at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai by WWE Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer Michelle D. Wilson, WWE Superstar John Cena, WWE Vice President & General Manager of Greater China Jay Li, WWE Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Vice President of PPTV, General Manager of PPTV Sports Stephen Zhang and CEO of Shanghai Expo Development Ltd. Ding Hao.
“Today’s historic announcements further demonstrate WWE’s long-term commitment to China,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “Partnerships with PPTV and Expo Group, as well as the signing of Bin Wang, will enable us to engage our fans in China like never before.”
PPTV will be airing Raw and Smackdown in Mandarin starting June 28 and will also be available on demand exclusively on PPTV Sports. Fans can download the PPTV App and watch Raw and SmackDown on Smart TV’s, set-top boxes, mobile devices and tablets, as well as on PPTV.com and Sports.PPTV.com.
WWE returns to China for the first live event in more than three years on Saturday, September 10 at the Mercedes-Benz Arena. Tickets for WWE Live 2016 China will go on sale this Saturday, June 18 at Noon and can be purchased online at www.gewara.com and www.wesai.com.